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Catholic Seasons and Holidays

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Learn about the holy days and holidays of the Catholic calendar. Follow the Church through the liturgical year, from Advent through Christmas to Epiphany, from Lent through Easter to Pentecost. Explore the richness of Catholicism through the history of the Church's feasts and seasons, and learn more about the saints through celebrating their feast days.
  1. Holy Days of Obligation
  2. Moveable Feasts
  3. Advent and Christmas
  4. Lent
  1. Easter
  2. Quick Dates 2010
  3. Quick Dates 2011
  4. Quick Dates 2012

Holy Days of Obligation

Learn more about the holy days of obligation, when Catholics are required to attend Mass, and find the dates of those holy days.

Moveable Feasts

Moveable feasts are holy days whose dates change from year to year, depending on the date of Easter.

Advent and Christmas

Advent is a time of spiritual preparation, both for the birth of Christ at Christmas and for His Second Coming, at the end of time. Over the centuries, the Church has developed Advent activities that help to keep us focused on renewing our spiritual life. Learn about the Advent wreath and other Advent prayers, and find Scripture readings for every day of Advent.

Lent

What is the season of Lent? Which holy days fall in Lent? How is Lent practiced throughout Catholicism? Find out more about Lent in the Catholic liturgical calendar.

Easter

Many people think that Christmas is the most important day in the Catholic liturgical calendar, but from the earliest days of the Church, Easter has been considered the central Christian feast. Learn more about Easter and the traditions and customs surrounding the holiday.

Quick Dates 2010

Find the dates of holy days of obligation and other important feasts for 2010.

Quick Dates 2011

Find the dates of holy days of obligation and other important feasts for 2011.

Quick Dates 2012

Find the dates of holy days of obligation and other important feasts for 2012.

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